The Golden Mean helped me to remember why I love books. It has been a long time since a book has transported me so completely to another time and place. Everything about the writing rang true and not for a moment did I doubt that this was truly Aristotle's story.
There is not a lot of action (really this is a "slice of life" book) but the characters are so well drawn and the dialogue is so well written that the story draws you in.
I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy exceptional characterization and who have an interest in classical history.